Celebrating its fifth year, a record-breaking 23,000 people visited Design Miami this year. The event is a showcase for the world's best limited-edition design. Curators, collectors, gallerists and press descend on Miami's historical design district to take in the shows, shops and exhibitions. Monocle reports from the Sunshine State and explores how the world of design art is maturing.
Design Miami/ is the global forum that brings together the most influential dealers, collectors, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Inspired by the galvanizing effect of Art Basel Miami Beach, the founders of Design Miami/ set out to create a design fair unlike any other that came before.
They envisioned a new commercial and cultural forum that would capture the thriving general interest in design and elevate appreciation for limited-edition, experimental and historically significant design work, presented within an energetic, visually striking environment. No other design fair had ever attempted such a feat. From its inception, Design Miami/ was intended to be more than just a marketplace for high-end design.Two unique shows are held each year: Design Miami/, every December in Miami, and Design Miami/ Basel every June in Basel, Switzerland.
Editor-in-chief of Monocle Tyler Brûlé welcomes Gildo Zegna, CEO of supreme Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna, to the Monocle HQ in London to discuss the brand's centenary in 2010 and its longer-term future.
Swiss firm Zai makes high-zoot skis. When the company teamed up with Bentley, the result was an even higher-zoot ski kit called Zai Supersports, composed of handmade skis and poles, and a ski bag.
The skis themselves feature a special carbon fiber material called "Zaiìra" on top, with a natural rubber core, chromium-steel-infused carbon fiber for the twisty bits, and Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites to round out your lust for exotic materials. The poles use the ExoGrid tech usually associated with the world of golf clubs.
There will only be 250 pairs made, and will sport a $9,800 purchase price. Get all the facts in the press release here, and a few more high-res pictures below.
RDJ + JF + GP + DC + MR = May 7th ownage.
memo to Terrance Howard: ouch. if you hadn't been such a douche that could have been you in the most bad ass comic book armor getup of all 90's. that has to hurt. bad move my brother.